RIP: Stan Winston

Stan Winston, an Oscar-winning visual effects artist, has died at age 62. He was best known for Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and the groundbreaking Jurassic Park movies.

Truly a sad news.

Stan Winston was a legendary Academy Award–winning special effects and makeup artist, and film director. He was best known for his work in the Terminator series, the Jurassic Park series, Aliens, the Predator series, and Edward Scissorhands. He won Oscar for best visual effects for Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Winston died at his Malibu home Sunday evening after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a rep from Stan Winston Studio.

“Stan died peacefully at home surrounded by family,” a spokeswoman said.

He will be deeply missed :(

Quantum of Solace – New Bond Film Title Confirmed

Quantum of Solace is the 22nd spy film in James Bond film series. It is due for release on 7 November 2008. It is the sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale, which rebooted the series. It is directed by Marc Forster, and Daniel Craig is the role James Bond. The name of the film was inspired by a short story (of the same name) from For Your Eyes Only by Bond creator, Ian Flemming.

Quantum of Solace - New Bond Film Title Confirmed

Bond’s mission is to track down the organization that caused the death of his girl friend Vesper Lynd. From the BBC news story:

The title is taken from one of a collection of short stories published by 007 creator Ian Fleming in 1960. Producer Michael Wilson said the film would have “twice as much action” as 2006’s Casino Royale, which saw Daniel Craig debut as the iconic secret agent. Filming on the movie has been taking place at Pinewood since November.

(Photo Credit : Caroline Bonarde Ucci)

Moive Review Dhamaal

I’m looking out for a funny comedy movie. The film is directed by Indra Kumar and starring Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi and others.

This is movie is about 4 friends. Roy (Riteish) is the detective. All four friends live and work together. Not to mention they are idiot too. Kabir (Sanju baba) is a police Inspector. He has been chasing Bose (Prem chopra) for the last 10 years. Finally one day he finds Bose dead along with the suspicious looking 4 friends. Bose informs duo about a treasure before death. Now begins the hilarious chase.

The music by Adnan Sami seems quite good.

My ratings: 3/5

Movie review: Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag

I was looking for powerful cast and sholay II action. but there is no aag and no sholay. The movie is total disappointment. Let me tell you – Sippy’s classic is the best one. Please Mr. Sippy make part 3 (or sholay II), period.

Moive is more like typical bollywood gangster file which is nothing but RGV’s trademark for making the gangster files. Mohan lal may be the good actor but he did not speak a word of good hindi. A Very bad movie and please stay away and save your money.


=> Cast: AB, Mohanlal, Ajay Devgan, Sushmita, Nisha kothari
=> Director: Ram Gopal Varma
=> Rating: 1/5 (total disappointment)

Shilpa Shetty next Bond girl?

Daniel Craig’s next on screen love conquest could be non-other than Bollywood beauty Shilpa Shetty.

Celebrity Big Brother and Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty is set to become a Bond Girl opposite Daniel Craig. According to sources, it’s Shilpa’s huge fame in Bollywood that’s helping her win the part, as Bond producers think casting her will make sure the movie does well in Asia. ‘She has a huge following in Bollywood, as well as a number of fans in the Western world – especially in Britain – so she will be great for box office sales,’ the source added.

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9 laws of physics that don’t apply to Hollywood movies

Most Hollywood movies are well known for SFX (special effects).

SFX wildly is wildly used in film, television, games, and entertainment etc. Effects that are created via computers are known as Computer generated Imagery (CGI).

In general, Hollywood filmmakers follow the laws of physics because they have no other choice. It’s just when they cheat with special effects that we seem to forget how the world really works.

=> 9 Laws of Physics That Don’t Apply in Hollywood

Oscars 2007 and Al Gore sense of humor video

First, if you don’t know who Al Gore is, here’s quick information from Wikipedia:

Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician, teacher, businessman, and environmentalist who was the 45th Vice President of the United States in the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001. He also starred in the Academy Award-winning documentary, by director Davis Guggenheim, An Inconvenient Truth.

Now that you know who is Al Gore. Y’day night I saw Oscar 2007. During program DiCaprio and Al Gore came on stage. They announced that this was the first environment friendly Oscar 2007 program. There was small sense of humor (just in case if you missed the tv program). Below is the video from Google Video service (you may have to visit site to see the video due to JS and flash integration):

Top 5 Viruses in Hollywood Movie

David Pean has published a list of 5 top viruses in movie history:

If you didn’t know what a computer virus was, I hope you didn’t base your knowledge on Hollywood. There’s a lot more to it than simply typing “Upload Virus” into your fake Operating System. However, the fate of several Hollywood movies have been decided by a virus one way or another. Check out the list below and tell us what you think.

# 5 The Matrix

# 4 Office Space

# 3.Hackers

# 2.The Net

# 1.Independence Day

Read more details at wikia site

OSCAR – The Academy Awards nominations for 2006

OSCAR (The Academy Awards) nominations for 2006The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. See wikipedia article for more information.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center

From the Yahoo article:
The dream of the top Academy Award is gone for the musical “Dreamgirls.” It got eight Oscar nominations Tuesday, but not best picture \u2014 leaving the main prize up for grabs.

Will it be the sprawling global drama “Babel,” which placed second with seven nominations, or the mob epic “The Departed”? Could the palace tale “The Queen” be crowned best picture, or even “Little Miss Sunshine,” a road-trip romp that became last year’s independent-cinema darling?

The complete nominations list